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Chinese pre-orders open for HUAWEI Nova 3E, aka the P20 Lite

You can now pre-order the HUAWEI Nova 3E in China, which looks exactly like the P20 Lite that will be revealed next week in Paris.

Published onMarch 20, 2018

huawei nova 3e aka p20 lite
  • You can now pre-order the HUAWEI Nova 3E in China, which is an exact replica of the HUAWEI P20 Lite, albeit with a name change.
  • The specs for both devices are the same, and the pricing and color options line up with internet rumors.
  • HUAWEI will officially reveal the P20 line in Paris next Tuesday.

Huawei plans to reveal the new P20 line of smartphones in Paris on March 27. The hype surrounding the HUAWEI P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite has been off-the-charts, but this new HUAWEI Nova 3E looks like it will be pretty cool, too. In fact, it looks exactly like the P20 Lite we saw in an unboxing video last week.

That’s because, for all intents and purposes, the P20 Lite and the Nova 3E are the same device, just with different monikers. Pre-orders are now open for the Nova 3E, and the ship date for those pre-orders is on March 27: the same day the P20 line will see its big reveal.

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Just like the rumored specs of the P20 Lite, the HUAWEI Nova 3E comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080. There’s a 16 MP front-facing camera buried within the much-maligned notch at the top of the display, and a 16 MP shooter on the back that’s paired with a 2 MP depth-sensor.

Inside, the device is running on a Kirin 659 chip along with 4 GB of RAM. You’ll be able to store all the selfies you take on the 64 GB of built-in memory. If that’s not enough, you can always throw in a microSD card to expand your storage.

There’s a 3,000 mAh battery, and the device will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, skinned with the latest entry in HUAWEI’s EMUI software, EMUI 8.0.

huawei nova 3e aka p20 lite

The standard edition of the device will cost you CN ¥1,999 (~$316). You can also opt for the more expensive model instead with an upgraded 128 GB of storage, which costs CN ¥2,199 (~$347); both models have the same 4 GB of RAM. The colors available are Klein Blue, Cherry Powder, Magic Night Black, and Platinum Gold. The finish of the device is incredibly shiny, making the phone quite the fashion statement.

For all the rumors we’ve heard on the P20 line of phones, check out our rumor roundup here. And be sure to tune in on Tuesday next week as we cover the official Paris reveal of the latest flagship devices from HUAWEI.

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